One Gigapixel Digital Camera

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Date: Wednesday, May 25th, 2005, 06:20
Category: Digital Camera

Gigapixel CCD CameraYou’ll recall yesterday’s story about the 144 megapixel digital camera that blows away your average consumer digicam. Well, an astute reader pointed us to the 1 gigapixel PanSTARRS camera. Yes, gigapixel.

The four PanSTARRS cameras will each be the largest digital cameras ever built. Each camera will have about one billion pixels spread over an area about 40 centimeters square. For comparison, a typical domestic digital camera contains about 3 million pixels on a chip a few millimeters across.


Gigapixel CCD CameraYou’ll recall yesterday’s story about the 144 megapixel digital camera that blows away your average consumer digicam. Well, an astute reader pointed us to the 1 gigapixel PanSTARRS camera. Yes, gigapixel.

The four PanSTARRS cameras will each be the largest digital cameras ever built. Each camera will have about one billion pixels spread over an area about 40 centimeters square. For comparison, a typical domestic digital camera contains about 3 million pixels on a chip a few millimeters across.

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